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August 6, 2014

Holler if you Hear Me on Broadway

Last weekend two of the things that are near and dear to my heart melded together: Broadway and the music of Tupac Shakur. You see, I entered my adulthood during … Continue reading

June 26, 2014

Harlem Haberdashery comes to Lenox Avenue

Uptownflavor had a chance to sit down with Shay Woods, one of the co-owners of 5001 Flavors and Harlem Haberdashery to discuss the new store, long-time clients of their  custom … Continue reading

April 2, 2012

Chester Gregory Discusses Being Brown on the Great White Way

The Great White Way was given a dose of black magic this past week during the Apollo Music Café’s “Black Magic: A Broadway Cabaret.” The evening featured the stellar talents … Continue reading

March 28, 2012

Harlem Haberdashery’s Mural on Lenox

Uptownflavor had a chance to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming Harlem Haberdashery coming to 245 Lenox Avenue between 122nd and 123rd.  Check back for our conversation with Shay … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

TEDxHarlem Creates Waves in Harlem

After a controversial article appeared on website, DNAinfo accusing the TEDxHarlem Conference of being “elitist,” organizers quickly scrambled to move the venue from the Apollo Theater to Riverside Church and … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Harriet Tubman Didn’t Take None

Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff Wasn’t scared of nothing neither Didn’t come in this world to be no slave And didn’t stay one either And didn’t stay one either … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

The West Harlem Art Fund teamed up with artist Scherezade Garcia to create a special digital installation in honor of the Omo Valley people of Southwest Ethiopia for Armory Arts … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Les Ambassades opens a Bar & Restaurant

Around this time last year, Les Ambassades (also known as Patisserie Des Ambassades) opened a second location called Ambassades Buffet above 125th Street on Lenox. Perhaps there was not enough … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lenox Social open for business

Lenox Social quietly opened up last week with limited hours and great reviews on Yelp! Lenox Social 321 Lenox Ave (between 126th St & 127th St) New York, NY 10027 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: Springing into Action 2012

I originally wrote this post back in 2009 and it still stands today. I’m behind. No ifs, and, or buts about it. I steal time to post what I can, … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

What’s Up with Lenox Wines

Someone recently inquired via Twitter or Facebook what’s up with Lenox Wines. Since we are often in the area, we kept a close eye on the four-year-old store which has … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Armory Week West Harlem Art Fund Wine Tasting at Lot 125

The West Harlem Art Fund hosted an evening of wine tasting at Lot 125 in Harlem for Armory Week. The wines tasted were Seven Sisters from South African and a … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

Outdoors: Harlem Art Park

East Harlem Art Park is located at the corner of East 120th Street and Sylvan Place. The peaceful park area is nestled between the Harlem Courthouse and Casabe Houses. One … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

Peter Woytuk sculpture exhibit along Broadway.

Have you checked out the public exhibition of 18 sculpture compositions by Peter Woytuk on Broadway? The exhibit was organized by the Broadway Mall Association in conjunction with the Parks … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

On the A with Souleo: Did hip hop kill the funk

There are few things more powerful than strong, fierce, and bold women of color that challenge the status quo. This past weekend, independent artist and entrepreneur, Nucomme, paid homage to … Continue reading

March 20, 2012

The Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market

We missed the grand opening of Harlem’s new flea market last week, but fortunately happened to be in the area around The Harlem Treasure Chest on Sunday. The dirt and … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Harriet Tubman wreath laying ceremony

The Black Women’s Leadership Caucus is laying a wreath at the feet of the statue of Harriet Tubman, this Saturday at 10am, in honor of Women’s History Month. The ceremony will … Continue reading

March 7, 2012

On the A with Souleo: Ben Vereen disses reality TV

Legendary talent, Ben Vereen is not a happy man these days, despite outward appearances. The state of dissatisfaction was apparent during his presentation at Harlem’s City College of New York … Continue reading

March 7, 2012

ATCQ – Movement 4

March 1st to 3rd Harlem Stage presented A Tribe Called Quest: Innovation and Legacies – A Movement in Four Parts. This four part series featured performances, dance events and a … Continue reading

March 5, 2012

Nectar Wine Bar makes its last call tonight

The rumors swirling around the social media sites are true. Nectar wine bar is indeed closing its doors for good tomorrow night. We got the official word in our inbox … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hot Bread Kitchen is finally opening a store in Harlem

Hot Bread Kitchen has announced that with the help of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone(UMEZ), they will be opening a bakery storefront in a 120 square foot space inside the … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

On the A with Souleo: Zora Neale Hurston is Hip Hop

Initially, it may seem a stretch to imagine Harlem Renaissance writer, Zora Neale Hurston tapping her toes, bobbing her head, and reciting the lyrics to hip-hop songs. Yet, there is … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

A Harlem Tea Party: CuriosiTeas

Social Entrepreneur, Sheena Foster, launched her latest social project at Gran Piatto d’ Oro last Thursday. Inspired by the book, Three Cups of Tea, guests were invited to sample three … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

Torn Asunder: Works from the Migration Series

(New York, NY) – Born in Harlem to immigrant parents, artist Dionis Ortiz never thought of the different aspects of his identity as mutually exclusive. But to Americans, he was … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

GIFT Study-A-Thon at Harlem’s Street Squash

New York, NY – Twenty-two 16-year-old Harlem students, dressed in their blue and white school uniforms, peer out the window of their classroom to see a squash game in progress.  … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

Panther Baby Book Signing at Columbia

Students, guests, members of the Young Lords, and the original Black Panther Party filled the auditorium at Columbia University’s Miller Theater to listen to Professor Jamal Joseph read from his … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

Harlem Arts Festival

We are looking for performing and visual artists to present during a 2-day festival in June 2012 in Marcus Garvey Park. Special preference will be given to artists who are … Continue reading

February 18, 2012

From Harlem With Love Book Signing

Joe Holland had the best of everything growing up. He attended the same Ivy League college as his father and had the world at his feet after graduating from college. … Continue reading

February 18, 2012

HAA On the A – The Future of Motown

When Motown is mentioned, most people want to strike a glamorous pose like The Supremes or literally start “Dancing in the Street” to the sounds of Martha & the Vandellas. … Continue reading

February 17, 2012

HAA On The A with Souleo

Uptownflavor and Harlem Arts Alliance have partnered to provide you with a weekly syndicated column called, “HAA on the A with Souleo.” “On the A” provides an update of arts, … Continue reading

February 15, 2012

Free Screening of Act of Valor

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history.  A … Continue reading

February 15, 2012

The Other New York Giants

More on the old Polo Grounds Brush Staircase

February 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Taste for Seafood or Wanting Some Fish

By Lora René Tucker The Therapeutic Poet Ah, the new year! Some make resolutions and others are just resolved.  I have to admit as I offer my first contribution to … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Vacant land in Harlem pre-gentrification

Justin, who used to write for Uptownflavor, shared this map with us. He says, “The map is from 1992, from Edwin Marshall, planner for Harlem at NYC Planning Dept.” The … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

My Image Studios under construction

The journey Back in 2007, I met with the developers of the Kalahari. Carlton Brown and Walter Edwards, of Full Spectrum, were extremely excited about the opening of their first … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

A walk through black history in Harlem

Harriet Tubman Location: Saint Nicholas Avenue, West 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) The  Harriet Tubman sculpture, designed by Alison Saar shows stylized portraits of “anonymous passengers” of … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Liberation Bookstore

Ms. Mulzac’s profession was selling books at Liberation Bookstore, a Harlem landmark that for four decades specialized in materials promoting black identity and black power. On one side of the … Continue reading

February 1, 2012

Crossing Lines exhibit at Heath Gallery

“CROSSING LINES” EXHIBIT OPENS AT HARLEM’S HEATH GALLERY FEB 4th-MAR 3rd Kai Heath has been following her father’s art career since she was a little girl, accompanying him to art … Continue reading

February 1, 2012
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